June 19, 2010

What I Saved at the Stores {Week 24 of 2010}


Each Saturday, I detail what I spent and saved at the stores; this weekly post is my way of keeping myself on track for my weekly budget goals in 2010.

I hope that by sharing what I saved, you'll be inspired to keep couponing week in and week out.  Over time, your stockpile of high-use items for your family will grow and your total weekly bill will keep coming down, down, down!

Week 24 (June 14-20)

Kroger, 6/14

Spent: $82.96
Saved: $56.05 (40%)

Read about the coupons I used at my weekly Let's Go Krogering! post.

Aldi, 6/14

Spent: $31.21
Saved: $0.00

CVS 6/15
(No picture; I took advantage of the ECB deal on the Schick Hydro Razor
so I could send in for the FREE Rebate I mentioned here.)

Spent: $5.30
Saved: $4.02
Earned: $4.00 ECBs

Kroger 6/17
(No picture; I took advantage of the Olay Body Wash and
Reach Toothbrush (moneymaker) catalina deals I mentioned here.)

Spent: $7.86
Saved: $21.81 (76%)
Earned: $6.00 OYNO catalinas

Weekly Totals
Spent: $127.33 (OUCH!!)
Saved: $81.88 (40%)


My weekly budget target is $80/week; I'm way, way, WAY over budget for the week.  However, as I mentioned in my Let's Go Krogering! post this week, I knew this week would put a dent in my monthly budget as I had several snack duties for my kids activities. 

I'm going to do a bit of a pantry/budget challenge for net week.  In order to meet my 4 week/$320 budget ($80/week), I'll need to spend $29 or less at the stores.  I'm going to do my very best to make it and I think it's doable.  I have a lot of goodies stashed in my pantry and freezer so it will be a good week to cook through what I have on hand.  Now if I can only remind my kiddos that summertime and snacktime are not synonymous!

If you're new to the fabulous world of keeping more of your hard earned money in your pockets by strategic couponing and drugstore shopping, I encourage you to read these posts to help you get started.

Couponing Crash Course

How to Save BIG at CVS

How to Save BIG at Walgreens

You can save like this, too!  In fact, I know you can do this; if you're surfing the web reading this site and others like it, you can learn all you need to know.

If you have any questions, please ask in a comment!  I love to share what I know about couponing and saving money with you -- it's why I write this site.

Did you save big this week at the stores? Be sure to link your post up over at Money Saving Mom's weekly linkup, Super Savings Saturday.

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